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A call for the exercising of rights!

I noticed recently that voting seemed to be sparse, particularly on questions.So I ran a quick query on programmers and found these results: NumUsers AvrUpVotes AvrDownVotes AvrDaysMember -------- ---...
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Upvote In Community Wiki

Is there a reason to upvote community wiki posts? Does an upvote on the community wiki matter if there is no rep associated (why waste a vote on it if I can't give credit to someone for a good ...
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Someone has downvoted a heap of my answers

I normally won't care but as this site has a strong community feel I wanted to bring it to the attention of people. Overnight (I'm in Australia) I had 11 of my answers downvoted. It is uncommon for my ...
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Is a third choice vote identical to no vote at all?

We have a ballot with three candidates and three ranked choices. What I'm wondering is if there is any difference between voting someone as third choice and not selecting a third choice at all. Are ...
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Cancelled votes should not count as votes for lock-in.

I'm sure you're familiar with the process: When you vote on a question or answer, you're given a brief period in which to cancel your vote (as if you never voted) or reverse your vote, but then your ...
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Bug in votes left notification

Since the maximum amount of votes went from 30 to 40, there's a small bug in the code showing the yellow "votes left" notification box. When I vote 40 times on a day, I get the following notifications,...
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How are voting percentages calculated?

A few days ago, I noticed that I'm close to earning the Electorate badge; I just have to increase my percentage of votes on questions from 19% to 25%. So I started making a conscious effort to vote ...
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Is this voting pattern legit?

I just noticed that an old answer of mine has had a LOT of recent upvotes. See for yourself: What made object oriented programming successful? Now, I happen to think it's a good answer - and I'm not ...
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Daily voting limit

Today i saw the Yellow box started to appear to say "Daily voting limit reached". I just saw in some earlier question that daily voting limit is 40. But then i saw that my actual votes for today are ...
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What is the rationale behind not allowing down votes to Comments?

When I disagree with an answer I can down vote it stating my objection. When I disagree with a comment the only way to express that is to reply to the comment. This has on two occasions nearly ...
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Can the FAQ be Amended by a Vote?

I'm curious as to if the FAQ can ever be amended by some process set forth by the community. This question got be me thinking. There is a community divide here. Wouldn't the best thing be, to ask the ...
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Polling as a measure to prevent answer flood.

Here is an example (speculative) of the question: What IDE do you like. So, shortly we'd see something like: 'VS6 blah-blah..' x500 'blah-blamm VS2010..' x100 'bzzzz Eclipse..' x1000 'vim is cool!' ...
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Can Questions be Reopened After They've Been Closed?

This is obviously begging to be shut down right away and have all my privileges revoked or whatever but why do some people feel they have the right to shut down legitimate discussion? Who decides what ...
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Undoing an upvote?

Here is the situation. A question seemed interesting at first because I was really wondering what the community would answer. A couple minutes later I realized the question does not really fit the ...
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Is this abuse? Lost 16 rep all at once across 9 unrelated questions

This may be the wrong area for this, but it seems like something that would be banned by the TOS. Apparently I upset somebody and a lot of my answers were downvoted all at once. Kinda sucks losing ...
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Is it a bug or deferred execution? -3 + 1= -1?

I have asked a question, which was put on hold for whatever reason(allegedly it's too broad).. It was also 3 x downvoted So I have also tried to improve the question to make less scope to mark the ...
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Is being able to vote on Community wiki posts a bug?

I was just looking at This question and I hovered over the voting buttons, and then a title showed "This answer is useful" (or whatever that sentence be), and the mouse cursor was a pointer, so I just ...
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Should the point distribution system be changed to encourage discussion, not answering?

Relating to "why should anyone accept an answer", why not alter the point allocation system in a way that encourages discussion, thought provoking questions, or something along those lines? It could ...
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Does anyone else not enjoy this 'Required 15 Reputation' to vote situation?

I know, it's most likely the reason stackexchange has become so popular, by forcing people to actually contribute. But as a full-time lurker, and long time user (only recently signed up), it kind of ...
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Should the voting system be changed from LIKE to BUY?

It seems to me that P.SE is full of people that cares more for looking smart than for helping others out, at the same time with good questions / answers / votes. Unfortunately, quality goes hand in ...
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Why not force a comment when down-voting an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we force adding a comment with every down-vote? Why not let the site force the user to enter a comment (of min. 20 chars. or so) when demoting an answer?
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Should the -1 reputation for downvoting answers be removed?

I noticed yesterday that the -1 for down voting an answer is still in effect, as ChrisF pointed out it was the -1 for down voting questions that was removed. My question is, should the -1 down voting ...
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Should down votes require feedback? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we force adding a comment with every down-vote? I'm here to help others by answering their questions to my best ability. I feel like I'm contributing to the community. ...